Jeff Ferrell has been appointed as head of loan syndications sales and trading for Calyon in the Americas – the New York-based regional unit of the Crédit Agricole group’s corporate and investment banking arm. Ferrell was also named a managing director.

Ferrell has more than 20 years of experience in bank financing and loan syndications at Citigroup, which he joined shortly after his college graduation.

After completing the bank’s sales and trading programme, Ferrell held a number of positions at Citigroup, and in 2007 was named sales manager of its primary and secondary loan syndications distribution team.

Under Ferrell’s leadership, Citigroup was constantly ranked among the top three in US loan syndications. Ferrell was most recently with the corporate credit sales group of PrinceRidge Group.

At Calyon, Ferrell will report to Gary Herzog, managing director and head of the America’s loan syndications group.

“Ferrell’s exceptionally strong background and experience will be a valuable addition to our loan syndication team,” says Herzog. “We look forward to his demonstrated leadership skills and broad knowledge helping to further enhance Calyon’s position as a leader in the important loan syndication market.”